LEPHALALE — There are people in Marapong who are selling petrol out of cans, said Marapong community policing forum (CPF) representative during the CPF meeting on Thursday 23 June.
The question was asked why there is not a petrol station in Marapong, as that tempts residents to sell petrol.
Lt. Col. Daniel Ramkgoakgoa, Lephalale Police station commander confirmed that it is against the law to sell petrol in the streets. Thys Eloff, CPF chairperson, said that an application for a petrol station can take up to five years to finalize.
The issue of drug abuse in Marapong was also raised by the representative, and Lt. Col. Ramkgoakgoa confirmed that there is a huge drug problem in the whole area and that the police in conjunction with the CPF will have to think of something to address the problem.